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Lehigh University Press Lehigh University Press was established in 1985 with seed money from Lehigh's Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program and the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

We have five active series that reflect our historic and recent strengths. "Studies in Eighteenth-Century America and the Atlantic World" publishes rich, innovative scholarship that embraces interdisciplinary work in eighteenth-century transatlantic literature, history, visual arts, material culture, religion, education, law, and medicine. "Studies in Christianity in China," publishes interdisciplinary, innovative scholarship that extends our understanding of Christianity in China from the time of the Jesuits in the Ming dynasty to the Protestants in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and explores its impact on both the Chinese people and on the countries that sent missionaries to China. "Perspectives on Edgar Allan Poe" publishes scholarly interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe's works, influences, and contexts to enhance Poe studies within and beyond the parameters of nineteenth-century American literary history. "New Directions in Africana Studies" seeks to publish innovative projects that are formative and reflective of Black Diasporic scholarly inquiry. Our newest series, "Studies in Text and Print Culture," will promote an understanding of literature as closely related to, and informed by, other discursive forms. Drawn from Lehigh faculty, the Press's Director and Editorial Board manage the acquisition process of reviewing and selecting works for publication under our imprint. Promising manuscripts are evaluated by scholars in appropriate fields, and their reports inform the Board's deliberations as it meets periodically throughout the year. Our books are produced and distributed by Rowman & Littlefield (R&L), with which we have been affiliated since 2010.

Mission: Our mission at the Lehigh University Press is to publish high quality books that make original contributions to scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. We publish books in all significant fields of scholarship, including editions of significant unpublished material or of primary texts that have not been edited by modern scholars.

We are happy to announce the newest addition to our Studies in Text and Print Culture series, Anglo-German Dramatic and ...
07/22/2019
Anglo-German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters | Lehigh University Press

We are happy to announce the newest addition to our Studies in Text and Print Culture series, Anglo-German Dramatic and Poetic Encounters: Perspectives on Exchange in the Sattelzeit edited by Michael Wood and Sandro Jung. This collection of essays explores how drama and poetry played a central role in the development of British and German literary cultures. Find out more at the link below.

Focusing on particular cases of Anglo-German exchange in the period known as the Sattelzeit (1750-1850), this volume of essays explores how drama and poetry played a central role in the development of British and German literary cultures. With increased numbers of people studying foreign languages,....

We are happy to announce the release of "Fiddled Out of Reason: Addison and the Rise of Hymnic Verse, 1687-1712" by John...
04/29/2019
Fiddled out of Reason | Lehigh University Press

We are happy to announce the release of "Fiddled Out of Reason: Addison and the Rise of Hymnic Verse, 1687-1712" by John William Knapp. This book explores the hymn as a poetic genre in literature of the long eighteenth century with a particular focus on the work of Joseph Addison.

Find out more at the link below!

Fiddled out of Reason is a study of several poems spanning the life and career of Joseph Addison, who, along with John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Ambrose Philips, Isaac Watts, and many British poets of the turn of the eighteenth century, helped to cultivate a broad new current of nonliturg

We are excited to see this great article on Barbara Love and her LUP title "Life on Muskrat Creek"! Check it out below!
04/08/2019
For Women’s History Month: A Resilient Woman in the Rugged West | Northampton Community College

We are excited to see this great article on Barbara Love and her LUP title "Life on Muskrat Creek"! Check it out below!

Northampton Community College (NCC) celebrated Women’s History Month on March 28 with a talk about a resilient woman.  Retired NCC faculty member Barbara Love shared the story of her grandmother Ethel Waxham Love, who chose a rugged life in the early 20th century American West.  Fortunately, Eth...

LUP author Peter Svenson will be the Fayetteville Free Library on Mar. 24 to discuss his new book, "The War Scrapbook of...
03/14/2019
Women's History Talk: "The War Scrap Book of Matilda Joslyn Gage" by Peter Svenson

LUP author Peter Svenson will be the Fayetteville Free Library on Mar. 24 to discuss his new book, "The War Scrapbook of Matilda Joslyn Gage: Witness To Rebellion." Check the link below for more info!

https://www.fflib.org/womens-history-talk-war-scrap-book-matilda-joslyn-gage-peter-svenson

Mar 24 2019 Reading Room Sunday, March 24th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm Fayetteville Free Library 300 Orchard Street Fayetteville , NY 13066 See map: Google Maps Remind Me Add to My Calendar Print Share Add This Event To Calendar Don't forget about this event. Add it to your calendar. Add to Google Calend...

Our latest volume presents and examines Matilda Joslyn Gage's scrapbook which collects newspaper clippings about the Civ...
01/15/2019
The “War Scrap Book” of Matilda Joslyn Gage | Lehigh University Press

Our latest volume presents and examines Matilda Joslyn Gage's scrapbook which collects newspaper clippings about the Civil War from the 1860s onward. It is edited by Peter Svenson with a foreword by Sally Roesch Wagner. Find out more below!

Although she was one of the leading thinkers and writers of the women’s suffrage movement, Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826–1898) was largely written out of history. After working in collaboration with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and after serving as president of the National Woman Suf...

Check out our newest title, Case Method and the Arabic Teacher: A Practical Guide, by Steven Berbeco! This book collects...
12/10/2018
Case Method and the Arabic Teacher | Lehigh University Press

Check out our newest title, Case Method and the Arabic Teacher: A Practical Guide, by Steven Berbeco! This book collects numerous case studies in order to help teachers of Arabic overcome a multitude of pedagogical challenges.

Case Method and the Arabic Teacher: A Practical Guide compiles original case studies that address the unique challenges of teaching Arabic at the high school level. The book's engaging and accessible classroom scenarios reflect the experiences of a diverse group of Arabic teachers working in a varie...

We are proud to announce the release of Rewriting Early America: The Prenational Past in Postmodern Literature, by Chris...
12/10/2018
Rewriting Early America | Lehigh University Press

We are proud to announce the release of Rewriting Early America: The Prenational Past in Postmodern Literature, by Christopher K. Coffman. This book has been describe by Françoise Palleau-Papin as "a brilliant book, whose scope ranges beyond literary criticism, even as it excels at it." Find more information at the link below.

Recent poems and fictions set in the early Americas are typically read as affirmations of cultural norms, as evidence of the impossibility of genuine engagement with the historical past, or as contentious repudiations of received histories.

The second addition to the Studies in Text and Print Culture is Erie Railway Tourist, 1854–1886: Transporting Visual Cul...
11/26/2018
Erie Railway Tourist, 1854–1886 | Lehigh University Press

The second addition to the Studies in Text and Print Culture is Erie Railway Tourist, 1854–1886: Transporting Visual Culture by Herbet Gottfried. Through an examination of Erie Railway travel guides, this book deepens our understanding of nineteenth-century history and culture and creates a framework for interpreting the production of related landscape images as commentary on the landscape itself and its meaning in everyday life. Find out more below!

https://lupress.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/erie-railway-tourist-1854%E2%80%931886

This book explores how the Erie Railway, in developing a series of sophisticated travel guides, made significant contributions to nineteenth-century visual culture and shaped the social life of Americans. The Erie Railway emerged during a time in which a societal response to the production of landsc...

Lehigh University Press is proud to announce two additions to its Studies in Text and Print Culture series! The first of...
11/26/2018
The Genres of Thomson’s The Seasons | Lehigh University Press

Lehigh University Press is proud to announce two additions to its Studies in Text and Print Culture series! The first of these is The Genres of Thomson’s The Seasons, edited by series editor Sandro Jung along with Kwinten Van De Walle, this book collects a number of essays which study "The Season's" formal heterogeneity, polyvocality, and polygeneric character. Find out more at the link below!

https://lupress.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/genres-thomson%E2%80%99s-seasons

Critics since the eighteenth century have puzzled over the form of James Thomson’s composite long poem, The Seasons (1730, 1744, 1746), its generically hybrid make-up, and its relationship to established genres both Classical and modern.

We are delighted to find that our recent publication, "Life on Muskrat Creek," has already received praise from numerous...
06/06/2018
Life on Muskrat Creek | Lehigh University Press

We are delighted to find that our recent publication, "Life on Muskrat Creek," has already received praise from numerous reviewers. One of the most recent comes from Susan J. Tweit, author of "Colorado Scenic Byways" among a number of other well-received books:

"Life on Muskrat Creek is a riveting account of the realities of life on an isolated ranch in the early years of the Twentieth Century, a must-read for all who wonder what life was like back in 'the good old days.'"

You can find the full review here: http://www.storycirclebookreviews.org/reviews/muskratcreek.shtml

For more information on the book itself, click the link below!

Written by Ethel Waxham Love, a Wellesley College graduate who went to Wyoming in 1905 as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse, and her son, J. David Love, who later became an eminent geologist, Life on Muskrat Creek tells the fascinating story of a family’s day-to-day life on an isolated ranch in ...

It is a pleasure to announce two additions to our Studies in Text and Print Culture series. The first is from the series...
01/22/2018
Studies in Text and Print Culture | Lehigh University Press

It is a pleasure to announce two additions to our Studies in Text and Print Culture series.

The first is from the series' General Editor, Sandro Jung: "The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1760 - 1825." This book offers detailed accounts of numerous agents of print (booksellers, printers, designers, and engravers) of illustrated editions in eighteenth-century Scotland.

The second publication is "The Wife of Bath in Afterlife: Ballads to Blake" by Betsy Bowden. This book analyzes the visual, auditory, and print marketing around Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath. By focusing on one literary character, as interpreted in both visual and verbal art, this study seeks to overcome limitations posed by historical periodization.

Find out more at the link below!

Check out our newest release, "War and Occupation in China: The Letters of an American Missionary from Hangzhou, 1937–19...
12/08/2017
War and Occupation in China | Lehigh University Press

Check out our newest release, "War and Occupation in China: The Letters of an American Missionary from Hangzhou, 1937–1938"! Edited by Charles Bright and Joseph W. Ho, this volume provides fully annotated letters to give readers a fuller perspective on places, people, and events that surround the eyewitness accounts of the Japanese invasion of mid-China in 1937-1938. Find out more at the link below!

A fresh eyewitness account of the Japanese invasion of mid-China in 1937-1938, these letters by an American missionary in Hangzhou provide a vividly detailed, first-hand account of the spread of war from Shanghai across the Yangzi valley and the subsequent ordeals of military occupation seen against...

We are proud to announce the latest addition to our Perspectives on Edgar Allan Poe series, "Poe and the Idea of Music: ...
12/06/2017
Poe and the Idea of Music | Lehigh University Press

We are proud to announce the latest addition to our Perspectives on Edgar Allan Poe series, "Poe and the Idea of Music: Failure, Transcendence, and Dark Romanticism," by Charity McAdams. Peter Dayan of Universities of Edinburgh and Aalborg had this to say about the book:

"Charity McAdam's fascinating, thorough, and luminous book is the key to understanding Poe's poetic idealism. . . . It is a unique contribution both to Poe scholarship, and to the study of the relationship between poetry and music in the 19th century."

Find more information at the link below!

Edgar Allan Poe often set the scenes of his stories and poems with music: angels have the heartstrings of lutes, spirits dance, and women speak with melodic voices. These musical ideas appear to mimic the ways other authors, particularly Romanticists, used music in their works to represent a spiritu...

Part of LUP's Fall releases, "The Western Delaware Indian Nation, 1730–1795" by Richard S. Grimes combines oral traditio...
12/04/2017
The Western Delaware Indian Nation, 1730–1795 | Lehigh University Press

Part of LUP's Fall releases, "The Western Delaware Indian Nation, 1730–1795" by Richard S. Grimes combines oral traditions, ethnology, and colonial history to tell a compelling story of the western Delaware Indian nation: their emergence, triumphs, tribulations, and tragic fall. This book is part of our Studies in Eighteenth-Century America and the Atlantic World series.

During the early eighteenth century, three phratries or tribes (Turtle, Turkey, and Wolf) of Delaware Indians left their traditional homeland in the Delaware River watershed and moved west to the Allegheny Valley of western Pennsylvania and eventually across the Ohio River into the Muskingum River v...

Recently published, Deborah Logan's new book traces Indian women's socio-cultural evolution as evidenced through The Ind...
07/24/2017
The Indian Ladies' Magazine, 1901–1938 | Lehigh University Press

Recently published, Deborah Logan's new book traces Indian women's socio-cultural evolution as evidenced through The Indian Ladies' Magazine, a publication which appealed "to both conservative and progressive sociopolitical groups of the era." Find out more at the link below!

This book examines the varied influences and accomplishments of the Indian Ladies’ Magazine, the first Indian magazine established and edited by an Indian woman—Kamala Satthianadhan—in English, written by women, for women. Influences include Victorian, Edwardian, and Modern literature and culture as...

Lehigh University Press' latest publication collects essays exploring the literary relationship between H. P. Lovecraft ...
07/06/2017
The Lovecraftian Poe | Lehigh University Press

Lehigh University Press' latest publication collects essays exploring the literary relationship between H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. These essays address a number of topics, including "the psychology of influence" and "racial and sexual politics." Find more information at the link below!

H.P. Lovecraft, one of the twentieth century’s most important writers in the genre of horror fiction, famously referred to Edgar Allan Poe as both his “model” and his “God of Fiction.” While scholars and readers of Poe’s and Lovecraft’s work have long recognized the connection between these authors,...

It's our pleasure to announce the launch of our latest publication, "Liberty in Jane Austen’s Persuasion," by Kathryn E....
10/31/2016
Liberty in Jane Austen’s Persuasion | Lehigh University Press

It's our pleasure to announce the launch of our latest publication, "Liberty in Jane Austen’s Persuasion," by Kathryn E. Davis. Davis provides an original interpretation of Austen's "Persuasion," examining how the author negotiated the contemporary political and cultural struggles of her generation through her characters and the idea of liberty.

Liberty in Jane Austen’s Persuasion is a meditation on Persuasion as a text in which Jane Austen, writing in the Age of Revolution, enters the conversation of her epoch.

We are proud to announce the release of our newest volume, John Updike’s Pennsylvania Interviews. Edited by James Plath,...
09/07/2016
John Updike's Pennsylvania Interviews | Lehigh University Press

We are proud to announce the release of our newest volume, John Updike’s Pennsylvania Interviews. Edited by James Plath, this book compiles a large number of interviews which exemplify the bond between Updike and his beloved Pennsylvania. It is a perfect addition for any Updike fan!

Updike remains both a critical and popular success; however, because Updike asked that his personal letters not be published the only way that Updike scholars and fans can read more of the author’s candid and insightful remarks is to revisit some of the many interviews he granted—most of which are d...

Lehigh University Press' newest book, "This Will Make a Man of Me" by James M. Scythes, recounts the involvement of Lt. ...
07/28/2016
This Will Make a Man of Me | Lehigh University Press

Lehigh University Press' newest book, "This Will Make a Man of Me" by James M. Scythes, recounts the involvement of Lt. Thomas Howell, a seventeen-year old boy, in the American Civil War. It includes a number of transcribed letters written from Howell to his sister and brother, offering insight into the experiences of a young soldier during 1862. It's a fascinating read just in time for summer.

This book offers a unique firsthand account of the experiences of a teenage officer in America’s Civil War.

We are happy to announce the release of Glenn Beamer's recent book, "The Steelworkers' Retirement Security System: A Wor...
06/03/2016
The Steelworkers' Retirement Security System | Lehigh University Press

We are happy to announce the release of Glenn Beamer's recent book, "The Steelworkers' Retirement Security System: A Worker-based Model for Community Investment." This book examines deindustrialization and perceptions of economic insecurity by looking beyond “macro” explanations such as globalization. You can check out the full description below.

The Steelworkers' Retirement Security System: A Worker-based Model for Community Investment articulates a new model for economic security based upon steelworkers’ pension provisions and labor politics after World War II. Labor’s collective bargaining agreements created interdependent commitments tha...

Just released is Lehigh University Press’ most recent publication, "Faith and Slavery in the Presbyterian Diaspora." Thi...
03/08/2016
Faith and Slavery in the Presbyterian Diaspora | Lehigh University Press

Just released is Lehigh University Press’ most recent publication, "Faith and Slavery in the Presbyterian Diaspora." This book, edited by William Harrison Taylor and Peter C. Messer, collects a number of essays concerning the Presbyterian faith and issues of slavery, particularly in regards to how the faith conditioned interpretations of and interactions with chattel slavery. It makes an excellent addition to our "Studies in Eighteenth-Century American and the Atlantic World" series.

Faith and Slavery in the Presbyterian Diaspora considers how, in areas as diverse as the New Hebrides, Scotland, the United States, and East Central Africa, men’s and women’s shared Presbyterian faith conditioned their interpretations of and interactions with the institution of chattel slavery.

We are proud to announce that Deborah A. Logan's latest edited book on Victorian writer Harriet Martineau has arrived! T...
12/17/2015
Memorials of Harriet Martineau by Maria Weston Chapman | Lehigh University Press

We are proud to announce that Deborah A. Logan's latest edited book on Victorian writer Harriet Martineau has arrived! This book was originally published in 1877 as volume three of Martineau’s autobiography. It includes posthumous remembrances solicited by Maria Weston Chapman who adds to Martineau’s memorials the unique perspective of the former’s “exterior life.” It serves as a great read over winter break!

Memorials of Harriet Martineau by Maria Weston Chapman was published in 1877 as volume three of Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography. While the triple-decker was a popular format of the era, the configuration of a two-volume autobiography authored by one and a one-volume biography written by another is…

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